Magpies can’t keep up solid start

Kevin Bott

DESPERATION: After a tight battle with Kyabram players, Ben Barker makes a quick getaway.

THE Euroa seniors took to Memorial Oval on Saturday in a position which they have not found themselves in for a few years now, namely doing battle for outright second place on the GVFL ladder.

A good crowd in attendance provided a buzz for this important game and the Magpies looked to be on from the word go with coach Nathan Gilliland providing an early spark with an inspirational goal resulting from team pressure that had the Bombers rattled.

With Adam Tarrant and Ben Barker once again leading the defence, Kyabram struggled to find any in their forward line and even when they did, the referred pressure saw them making fundamental errors.

A strong finish to the quarter saw the Pies keep their visitors goalless to take a 31 point lead to the break, which may have been even greater had a couple of simple set shots been converted late in the term.

After what surely would have been some stern words from their coaching staff, the Kyabram side came out a different side in the second quarter, and where all the run had been with the Pies in the first quarter, it was now with the Bombers.

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